Posts Tagged ‘cirrhosis pbc primary biliary’

Age, not sex affects UDCA response in patients with PBC

Primary Biliary Cholangitis Older and increasing age among patients with primary biliary cholangitis correlated with a better response to ursodeoxycholic acid treatment and lower rates of liver transplantation and mortality compared with younger age, whereas sex did not affect outcomes, according to a recently published study. “Our data suggests that younger patients should be monitored…

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Consortium Finds Chronic Liver Cirrhosis Clues

Consortium Finds Chronic Liver Cirrhosis Clues Researchers have provided new clues into the genetics underlying a chronic form of liver disease, called primary biliary cirrhosis, which can lead to transplant surgery for patients. The new study identifies 15 genetic regions that affect a person’s risk of developing the disease, more than trebling the number of…

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